Well the mammoth spring clean is over.... we cleaned pretty much everything (but I'm sure we've missed a spot or two). The place looks lovely and a lot tidier. I got rid of a lot of old books which we're donated to our local hospice charity shop, and I have a few to sell on ebay for hopefully a few pennies.
And now that the flat is nice and tidy I thought it would be a great time for me to share some pictures of it...
Our Little Kitchen
(Its too small for me to be able to get a picture of the bath/shower!)
I hope you like it! We bought the flat just over a year and half ago, back in October 2009. It was a wreck, which was partly how we managed to afford to buy it. Luckily, I worked shifts as a support worker and was able to spend a lot of my free time at the flat to renovate it!
It was a huge project, putting in floors, ripping out the kitchen and bathroom, installing a new kitchen ourselves (we stretched to a plumber to do the bathroom for us), painting every single inch, replacing the windows, replacing every light fitting.
The previous tenants had been forced out, as the owner had been repossessed. So they took their revenge, flooding the kitchen (underneath the ripped lino there was pure mud!), and ripping out the light fittings and the intercom phone, pulling off door handles and smashing the windows.
So, it was a hard, stressful time. We had a lot of help from family and friends and we got through it. Now we have a fantastic flat and know we can get through a hugely stressful situation together!
Here are some glimpses of the flat before our hard work...
And the photos really don't do it justice! There was even a huge hole in the floor in the bathroom!
So as you can see, we're pretty proud of all we've achieved!
I hope you've enjoyed having a nosy at our flat!
P.S. Blogger has gone and lost my post about 'There's always next year' and all of the comments attached to it - does anyone know how I can get it back? Or if it will just come back?